image letter recognition

Michael mogmios at mlug.missouri.edu
Fri Mar 10 23:16:56 CET 2006


>> Is there an existing package for python that will perform simple letter
>> recognition from image files?  I'm specifically looking for a way to
>> read from a png file, but that can be changed.
>>     
> "simple letter recognition from image file" now there's an oxymoron.
>
> I've successfully used ExperVision's RTK OCR toolkit for Windows
> from Python.  Actually by using ctypes you should be able to call
> any of the many OCR engines that are available.  Alas, all that I
> found that were really good were not free (but I haven't looked in
> well over a year).
>   
Might look at these:

http://directory.fsf.org/claraocr.html
http://directory.fsf.org/ocrad.html

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